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Join us for the 5th Annual City Nation Place Global conference in our new venue – we are moving to Shoreditch in East London, an area full of history that has become London’s “silicon roundabout” and a hub for creative and tech industries. City Nation Place brings together delegates from around the world to focus on place branding strategies. Hear from speakers representing cities, regions and nations on how to foster collaboration between place stakeholders, how to build and implement a vision for place development, and how to use your place brand story to build civic pride, and attract talent, tourism, and investment.

Just some of the topics to be covered at the 2019 conference:

  • Opportunities for country-to-country and city-to-city collaboration
  • The power of the symbolic action: public relations and place branding
  • From “destination marketing” to “destination management”: sustainable strategies for tourism and economic development that deliver longer-term benefits
  • Gaining a regional advantage: implementing collaborative approaches across a region to attract talent, tourism, and investment
  • Working with the media: managing the messaging and storytelling strategies for the digital age
  • Innovative solutions to fill the funding gap
  • Leveraging events to change or elevate perceptions of your place on the world stage
  • Getting started? How to move from short-term place marketing approaches to a place branding strategy for a longer-term vision

Schedule Overview

Wednesday 6 November

Morning: Place-making tour

Afternoon: Pre-conference Think Tank for peer-to-peer learning

Evening: Welcome Reception

Thursday 7 November

City Nation Place Conference

A full day of case studies and debate, including the announcement of the winners of the City Nation Place Awards 2019

“I found the event very stimulating, met a lot of great new people and learnt a lot of new ideas”

Chris Brown, Director, Marketing Liverpool


Who should attend?

  • Ministerial teams from tourism, trade, investment and foreign affairs departments
  • Nation branding committees
  • City mayors and their communication directors
  • Directors and marketing directors of city marketing organisations
  • Directors and marketing directors of tourism boards
  • Directors, business development and marketing directors of Investment Promotion Agencies and Economic Development Boards
  • Directors of regional and neighborhood development boards
  • Directors of property and real estate companies working with government clients on place making and place development projects
  • Advisors, agencies and consultancies working with government clients and government funded organisations

“Love the conference, enjoy the global perspective  good speakers and panels. Great location.”  

Colin Ferguson, President & CEO, Travel Manitoba

“I think this was an excellent conference and opportunity to connect with talented brand professionals as well as celebrate great work out there. I will definitely recommend this to my CEO to attend.”  

Amanda Calvo, Strategist, Saffron Brand Consultants


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